Research + News | Topic: Online Privacy

Over 1/3 Of Millennials In Relationships Spy On Partners’ Digital Correspondence

Devices—and their contents—are a new path to breakups. Read the report here.

Kids’ Privacy Zone

A report from Common Sense Media that examines five pressing privacy developments related to kids, media and technology. Access the report here.

9 Ways To Help Teens Manage Their Social Media Footprint

As parents, there are plenty of ways we can encourage them to make better decisions online, not to mention, IRL (in real life). Read the article here.

The Dangers of Talking Teddy Bears and Toasters

With the rise of connected devices such as TVs and toy dolls, Common Sense Kids would like ensure that “smart” devices meet basic security and privacy requirements. Read the article here.

Do Parents Invade Children’s Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

Children’s photos that parents have posted online have ended up in advertisements and on pornography sites.

Read the article from NPR here.

No You’re Not Paranoid For Covering Your Webcam, Says FBI Director Comey

Speaking at a conference this week, FBI Director James Comey offered up a little security tip: cover your webcam. Read the article here.

Study Finds Despite Expectations of Privacy, 1 in 4 Share Sexts

A new study from Indiana University researchers shows that although most people who engage in sexting expect their messages to remain private, nearly one in four people are sharing the sexual messages they receive. Read the article here.

6 Reasons Why Parents Should Care About Kids and Online Privacy

Neglecting to protect your kid’s privacy can have serious consequences, says Common Sense Media. Read the blog post here.

Kids Worry About Parents Oversharing On Social Media, Study Finds

When the photo of your son or the anecdote about your daughter seems too cute not to share on social media, how do your children really feel about showing up in your Facebook or Instagram account? Read the article here.

Peeple App New Low For Online Comments

When Peeple, the “Yelp for humans” app was announced in October, netizens howled that this was a new low. Read the article here.